[rescue] HP Box ID/Assessment

Chris Petersen rescue at sunhelp.org
Wed Jun 6 15:18:09 CDT 2001


Sounds like that *might* be one of HP's VME/VMX-based PA-RISC boxes, used
for industrial applications.  They were essentially modular backplane-based
versions of HP desktop workstations, but were mostly unsupported after 10.20
or so.  Some only ran HP's HP-RT real-time OS.

They're definetely not a "server" version of a 700 workstation, if this is
indeed what they are.  If you can find me some more numbers on the units
(700i is a fairly generic # for the series), I might be able to tell more
about them.  

I would definetely be interested in one from a quirky collectable
appreciation, if that's what they turn out to be.  


Chris Petersen
Systems Engineer, Industry Services, Unigraphics Solutions Inc.
Co-founder, auctions.workstations.org
Email: havoc at apk.net

On Wed, Jun 06, 2001 at 12:13:09PM -0500, Hatle, Steven J. wrote:
> All,
> One of my local connections got in some HP gear. It appears to be 2 HP
> 700i's. Looks like a rackable case, with 2 power supplies, some card slots,
> one of which contained a MB looking card with the usual ports, some bays up
> top with a CD and a DAT drive, and then room for HD's etc. I didn't get a
> good look, since they were on the bottom of a shrinkwrapped skid, and I
> didn't want to take things apart at the time.
> Not being an HP guy, is this a "server version" of the 700 workstations? A
> box worth acquiring? I've got the Y2K kit for HP/UX 10.20.  .  . anyone
> interested if I'm not?
> There were also some SS5's, some of which I confirmed as 110's, with either
> GDM-20E10's or 20E20's. No other info yet- if someone is interested I can
> follow up on them as well. I usually get pretty good prices there.
> Steve
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